Charles Dibdin "But the standing toast
that pleased me most
Was, "The wind that blows,
the ship that goes,
And the lass that loves a sailor!"

Charles Dibdin
(03/04/1745 – 07/25/1814)
English writer
Samuel Taylor Coleridge "Gibbon's style is detestable; but it is not the worst thing about him."

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(10/21/1772 – 07/25/1834)
English writer
Arthur James Balfour "It is unfortunate, considering enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth."

Sir Arthur James Balfour
(07/25/1848 – 03/19/1930)
British Prime Minister (33)
Elizabeth MacKintosh "Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive."

Josephine Tey
(07/25/1896 – 02/13/1952)
Scottish writer
Eric Hoffer "Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life."

Eric Hoffer
(07/25/1898 – 05/21/1983)
US philosopher
Elias Canetti "Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you."

Elias Canetti
(07/25/1905 – 08/14/1994)
Bulgarian writer
Estelle Scher "Too many of you, my friends, are dying. Now it's time for me to do my part and help you."

Estelle Getty
(07/25/1923 – 07/22/2008)
US actor (died near her birthday) , on launching fundraising for AIDS research
Walter Payton "When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you."

Walter Payton
(07/25/1954 – 11/01/1999)
US football player
Hirsz Mojzesz Wonsal "It is not the challenge of dollars... it is the challenge of ideals and ideas! If the producers of pictures see only the dollar—then I believe those production efforts will fail."

Harry M. Warner
(12/12/1881 – 07/25/1958)
Polish film producer and Warner Brother (brother of Jack L. Warner)
Thurston Moore "Hits are for squares."

Thurston Moore
(07/25/1958 – )
US guitarist (Sonic Youth)
Matt LeBlanc "In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly."

Matt LeBlanc
(07/25/1967 – )
US actor (Friends)
"The pain is very painful."

Ze Maria
(07/25/1973 – )
Brazilian football player
John Schlesinger "Making a film is like going down a mine—once you've started you bid a metaphorical goodbye to the daylight and the outside world for the duration."

John Schlesinger
(02/16/1926 – 07/25/2003)
English director
Olivia Mary de Havilland "The TV business is soul-crushing, talent-destroying, and human being-destroying."

Olivia de Havilland
(07/01/1916 – 07/25/2020)
Japan-born US actor (sister of Joan Fontaine)
Peter Allen Greenbaum "After all, even iconoclasts only exist with respect to that which they destroy."

Peter Green
(10/29/1946 – 07/25/2020)
English singer, songwriter, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)